Choose Love, by It's a local collective with Tom Tse (Lisa Chan and Tom Tse) @ Billi UK
Choose Love celebrates the power of paper and words, and the relationship of human and river. It tells a mythical tale of life under water, praising the beauty and importance of the river’s ecosystem - a value we share deeply with Billi. Inspired by a tradition in both of our East Asian cultures - fai chun - calligraphy written on decorative paper as blessings to carry into the new year, Choose Love is also a meticulously carved blessing. With everything going on in the past two years, with ‘Choose Love’ we want to create a beautiful, interactive reminder that love is a choice; it is an action. Choose Love is generously supported by G.F Smith
Choose Love is one of four winning installations from the second edition of Showroom Showcase, a design competition which sees a series of innovative paper installations by emerging architects and designers displayed in some of London’s leading design showrooms. You can hear Lisa and Tom sharing about the story behind their design, alongside Jay Mcleod from Billi, by clicking on the event link.
It’s a local collective is an art / architectural collective about creating objects / spaces that bring people together. Our projects are about building resilient social relationships and sustainable constructions playfully and seriously. We are also a materials lab that experiments with the use of local clay deposits as building materials. For this project, it’s a local collective is collaborating with papercut artist and practising printmaker, Tom Tse, who produces highly detailed artworks carved from paper that embraces the natural strength of the delicate material. Tom’s witty images confront the repetitive and monotonous nature of the cutting process and expose the beauty in the mundane
Billi UK’s Hydration Showroom boasts the latest catalogue of hydration products. Complete with a fully-functioning bar, the modern and sustainable showroom has also been designed to host events, lunch and learns, and even holds a collaborative workspace.
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